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Clubs and Organizations

Joining student clubs and professional organizations is a great way to get involved and pursue your passions. Browse some of the major specific student groups below and find a family of like-minded students waiting to welcome you to the group.

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Student Clubs and Professional Organizations

  • The CNR Council serves as the unified voice of all students in the College of Natural Resources. The group is composed of representatives from all recognized student organizations in the college. The council meets monthly to discuss current issues, problems, achievements and concerns, as well as to develop ideas for better serving students. It is responsible for allocating funds each year to the college’s organizations to provide support for various activities. Contact the them at Advisor: Yvonne Lee
  • The CNR Ambassadors are a motivated, student-led organization that serves as a liaison between the College of Natural Resources and the community: prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, alumni and NC State University as whole. The program creates a strong sense of community within the college. They organize and participate in events throughout the university, including Shack-a-Thon and Open House. For more information, please contact
  • The Engaging Leaders Program emphasizes hands-on learning, real-world applications, and relationship building with faculty, staff, students and community leaders. The program is open to first-year, off-campus transfer and on-campus transfer students. For more information, please contact
  • The Student Chapter of the Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry provides a link between the professional, business and industrial areas of the paper and pulp industry and students in the Paper Science and Engineering program in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State. The chapter sponsors annual events and trips; hosts recruiters and employer presentations; provides a forum for student, industry, technical and professional presentations; fosters leadership skills in members; encourages interaction between paper science classes; and encourages its members to serve as ambassadors for the Paper Science and Engineering program within the university and throughout the industry. Learn more on Facebook. Advisor: Med Byrd
  • The Sustainable Materials and Technology Student Association is a student-led organization for sustainable materials and technology majors, minors, and prospective students. The association was founded by a group of current students to focus on the academic success, career development and networking of its members. It aims to provide professional development opportunities to students, demonstrate the various career paths a degree in the program offers, and strengthen the community between students and faculty in the Sustainable Materials and Technology program.
  • The Sustainability Stewards are a group of NC State students supported by the University Sustainability Office. These student leaders help educate the larger NC State community about social, economic and environmental responsibility, inspire behavior change through peer-to-peer interaction, help the university try to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and facilitate the leadership and professional development through workshops, presentations and campus events.

Campus-wide Opportunities

For more information about other extracurricular aspects of student life at NC State, check out the Student Organization Resource Center. The center provides information on more than 300 other student organizations. State and national organizations associated with specific environmental interest areas can also provide additional academic, career and social opportunities.